De Jong talks up Manchester City

Nigel De Jong has stated that Manchester City are keen to win all four competitions this season, starting with the Carling Cup.

Roberto Mancini’s men progressed through to the quarter finals of the tournament with an emphatic 5-2 win over Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday, following on from their 6-1 derby demolition of Manchester United.

With the big-spending club flying high, the Netherlands international wants a clean sweep.

“The Carling Cup, with all respect, may be the smallest cup out there that we can win, but a prize is a prize,” he told Mirror Football.

“You’ve got to start somewhere, and we started great last season with winning the FA Cup and doing well in the Premier League.

“Now we’re doing well in the Carling Cup and we just have to go for every prize. If that means the shortest way to success, that means the Carling Cup.

“Last year, we had a lot of individuals who had won prizes with different clubs, but Manchester City as a group hadn’t won anything.

“So to win the FA Cup as a group last year only made us hungry for more success because the enjoyment after no-one forgets. Every player in the squad wants that same feeling again,” he concluded.

City take on Wolves for the second time in four days on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium, as they look to maintain their five point lead at the top of the Premier League.

By Gareth McKnight